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Statistics (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

On this UK master’s degree in statistics, you’ll study statistical theory and methods and how to apply them. MSc Statistics will prepare you for a career in the statistical field as a qualified statistician.

Ranked in the top 50 in the world for Statistics and Operational Research (QS subject world rankings 2020).

On this UK master’s degree in statistics, you’ll learn statistical theory and methods and how to apply them. You’ll explore practical problems typically found when collecting and analysing scientific data and improve your communication skills.

These practices will prepare you for a future career as a statistician. Our graduates go on to work in many industries such as, banking, insurance, pharmaceutical and in government bodies.

On MSc Statistics you’ll study core modules and choose what topics you want to study in depth, we offer modules in statistical theory and real world application of statistics. Optional module topics include:

  • machine learning
  • flexible regression
  • statistical genetics
  • clinical trials
  • introduction to Python

As part of your study you will use statistical software, time management and basic research skills as well as boost your analytical skills. 

This master’s degree in statistics will help you take that next step in developing a career or continue onto PhD study. There is a wide choice of career opportunities for qualified statisticians, for example in banking/insurance, in the pharmaceutical industry, or in government bodies. 

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

This course is led by Professor Wei Liu. Their research interests include simultaneous inference, multiple testing and sequential methods. Find out more by visiting Professor Wei Liu’s staff profile.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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